Schlesinger Center’s Fisher Gallery Presents The Home Inside: Sculptures by John D. Antone

By Editorial Team on September 19, 2018

Sat, 22 September 2018 - Sun, 04 November 2018

John D. Antone, Circle Rose, 12″ H. x 12″ W. x 3″ D., Bronze & Artist Oil Paint. Courtesy of Fisher Gallery.
Reception: Saturday, September 22 from 2pm to 4pm

The Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus is pleased to present the exhibit, The Home Inside, Sculptures by John D. Antone. The exhibit will run from September 22, 2018 to November 4, 2018 with the artist’s reception being held September 22, 2-4PM. The reception is free and open to the public.

Acclaimed for his use of the lost wax technique in his bronze sculptures, John has exhibited and been collected internationally throughout his career. He frequently uses the image of the house in his works as well as natural forms inspired by walks in forests.

“There is a place inside ourselves that is home.

Created by gathering branches through walks in the forest, imagined and transformed in bronze, my sculptures invites us to reflects upon the beauty of the natural world and our humanity. I often use the universal symbol of the house in my work as an abstract way to invite people to think and to dream.

Born in Washington, D.C., John majored in sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University. After his graduation from Virginia Commonwealth, he received a full scholarship for graduate study at California Institute of the Arts where John Baldessari, world renowned conceptual artist was the teacher that most influenced him.

He has had many exhibitions in established galleries in Europe and the U.S.A. Currently Atelje Galerija in Slovenia, Stefan Bartsch in Munich and Galerie Crouzet-Girard in Paris represent his work. Last year Galerie Crouzet-Girard presented sculpture by John D. Antone and Surrealist master Man Ray at the Brussels Fine Art Fair.

John has received numerous honores including CEC ArtsLink Fellowship, Virginia Museum Professional Fellowship, Distinguished Guest of India Fellowship and Fulbright Fellowship arranged by the U.S. Department of State.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 10am—4pm

The Fisher Art Gallery is located on the upper level of the Schlesinger Center, which is located at 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA.  For more information, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.